Bengal Danio Information & Care
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|Sub Family 1||Danios|
|Common Name||Bengal Danio|
|Scientific Name||Danio devario|
The Bengal Danio or Sind Danio (Danio devario) is a subtropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, this fish is sometimes found in community tanks by fish keeping hobbyists. It grows to a maximum length of 4.0 inches (10.0 cm).
In the wild, the Bengal Danio is found in rivers, ponds, and fields in a subtropical climate and prefer water with a 6.0 - 8.0 pH, a water hardness of 5.0 - 19.0 dGH, and an ideal temperature range of 59 - 79 °F (15 - 26 °C). Their diet consists of worms, small crustaceans and insects. The Bengal Danio is an egglayer.